Monthly Archives: January 2021

How to Comply with Notice and Posting Requirements During the Age of Remote Working

As many employers approach their one-year anniversary of working from home, it is obvious that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed both how and where we work. By 2025, an estimated 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely—a staggering 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels.  Moreover, surveys reveal that company leaders plan to permit employees to work from home at least part of the time upon reopening their offices. However, a remote workforce poses a challenge for employers that must display certain notices and posters in their workplaces to advise employees of their rights under federal, state, and local employment laws.

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ILN Today Post


On January 4, 2021, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, announced new measures for all employers and persons responsible for a business or organization in the City of Toronto (“Toronto“) permitted to be open under the Reopening Ontario Act. All persons responsible for a business or organization in Toronto are instructed to follow the public health measures outlined below:

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Sharon Druker to Speak on Mergers and Acquisitions to Students of Marianopolis College

January 8, 2021 — To guide students in their career choices, Marianopolis College offers online presentations featuring alumni discussing their professional activities.

On Thursday, January 14, Sharon G. Druker, along with three other alumni, will take part in the second event of the Law at Marianopolis series, concentrating on the field of mergers and acquisitions.

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Preparing for Non-Compete Litigation: 2021 Update

Thomson Reuters Practical Law has released the 2021 update to “Preparing for Non-Compete Litigation,” a Practice Note I co-authored with Zachary Jackson.

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Much-Anticipated Final Rule Addressing Independent Contractor Status Under the FLSA

On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor released its much-anticipated Final Rule addressing independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Department indicates that the rulemaking should appear in the Federal Register on January 7, 2021, with an effective date 60 days thereafter.

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Video: 2020 in Review and What’s to Come in 2021 – Employment Law This Week

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  The past year tested our resilience, and COVID-19 forced everyone to think creatively and adapt quickly. Nowhere was that seen more clearly than in the workplace. See our video featuring attorneys Brian Cesaratto, Denise Dadika, Nathaniel Glasser, RyAnn McKay Hooper, Shawndra Jones, Cassandra Labbees, Robert O’Hara, and George Carroll Whipple.

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Patricia Baram Becomes a Partner With RSS

January 6, 2021 — Robinson Sheppard Shapiro is pleased to announce that Patricia Baram, from our Insurance Law Practice Group, has become a partner with the firm.

Patricia has been a litigator since her call to the Bar in 2013, acting in files involving the liability of municipalities, general contractors, and professionals. Her continuing commitment to the firm and impeccable service to clients have made her one of our leading lawyers.

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Lawyers – What do Your Clients Want? Hint: It Hasn’t Changed

Almost ten years ago, I attended a general counsel panel about achieving greater collaboration and the clients who participated shared their top takeaways for lawyers and law firms. I’m not sure whether it speaks to the constancy of the legal profession that this advice holds true for today, or we are just still not getting it, but while there are definitely some sophisticated clients needs in the market today, the basics remain the same:

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Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … a New President

At the time we are posting this, we are just weeks away from the inauguration of President-Elect Joseph Biden. Although perhaps not at the very top of the list of questions about the forthcoming Biden administration, somewhere on the list has to be this question: “What changes will we see in wage-hour law?”

We don’t have the proverbial crystal ball, but there are a number of issues that the Biden administration may focus on at some point during the next four years, be it through legislation, new rules implemented by the Department of Labor (DOL) or even executive orders.  They may include the following:

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